Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Neutralist Solves the Financial Crisis
How do I know the foreign adventure has gone past the point of ridiculousness? The Coast Guard is serving along the coast of the wrong Georgia.
But that is a mere digression. I have come up with a solution to the problems of our financial system that will also bring about a neutral foreign policy.
Sell the navy. Other than coastal defense (our coast) it isn't necessary and even with the hi tech stuff, one lucky foreign cruise missle and an aircraft carrier is a another Titanic.
No, sell 'em. If only for scrap, at the rate the dollar is going, they will be worth more made into fridges in China than as a navy.
First thing, though, is we destroy all the manuals. Getting a navy up to speed takes a while even with training. I have high respect for the Chinese people but even with the manuals, it would take them years to get it right. Without the manuals, they'll be obsolete by the time they can sail across the Pacific.
Now would the Chinese be stupid enough to buy the fleet. They put on the Olympics for prestige and they were stupid enough to buy our worthless paper to begin with. Finger s crossed.
Sell them to Chavez. Actually, that is too Machievellian. That clown would demand to sail on the fleet to show himself mas macho and would sink them faster than he can sink his own economy.
It's not even 8:00 AM here and I've done a good day's work for my country already.